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Outgoing coach Norma Plummer says West Coast Fever have nothing to lose in their clash with the ladder-leading Vixens in Melbourne on Sunday, vowing to use more of her bench.

Plummer has three games left in charge of the Fever and knows they have a huge task against the powerful Vixens, who boast three Australian Diamonds as well as brilliant English goal keeper Geva Mentor.

Former West Coast captain Catherine Cox has been playing off the bench this season.

Plummer said it would be a last-minute decision as to whether UK import Eboni Beckford-Chambers plays.

The star defender will fly into Melbourne the day of the game, but will be monitored after spending a week in London following a death in the family.

"I don't think at this stage I would be in a position to start her until I see her," Plummer said. "It is a big turnaround and she's our gun player so we don't want her to get injured."

Plummer said she was keen to avoid a blowout against Melbourne.

The Fever's worst loss this season was a 17-goal defeat to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in New Zealand in round five.

"I am looking at different ways we can change up the game," Plummer said.

"There is nothing to lose now so we will interchange players if we think we are going to get more out of it."

The ANZ Championship is considering changing the competition structure for 2015, including introducing conferences and increasing the finals series to six teams.

Plummer said the move could add excitement, but would prefer it if every team played each other twice.

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